Bank Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German or Middle Low German banc, or Yiddish bank ‘bench’, ‘table’, ‘counter’, in any of various senses, e.g. a metonymic occupational name for anyone whose work required a bench or counter, for example a butcher, baker, court official, or money changer. Danish and Swedish: topographic name from bank ‘(sand)bank’ or a habitational name from a farm named with this word. Danish and Swedish: from bank ‘noise’, hence a nickname for a loud or noisy person. Compare Bang. Danish: habitational name from the German place name Bänkau. English: probably a variant of Banks. Americanized spelling of Polish Bak, literally ‘horsefly’; perhaps a nickname for an irritating person. Hungarian (Bánk): from a pet form of the old secular personal name Bán.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Bang, Rank, Back, Banz, Band, Bann, Ban, Blank, Bark, Pan

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Bank Family Origin

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Bank Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bank. A less common occupation for the Bank family was Farm Laborer. The most common Bank occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Bank's were Farmers.

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Between 1954 and 2004, Bank life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bank in 1954 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bank

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